Our Toronto street art correspondent Missy Cohen talks to the artist behind a city-wide wheatpaste campaign.Neighbourhood Watch is a Toronto street art project that shares pure joy with the residents of this city.Wheatpasting over old "This Community Protected" Neighbourhood Watch street signs with superheroes and supervillains of pop culture [mostly from the '80s and '90s, with some '60s and '70s classics like the original Star Trek and Mighty Mouse in the mix], the artist is providing great big smiles to anyone who finds these signs.Artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism on Instagram) answered my burning questions about his art.
Missy Cohen: You've mentioned you had a goal of posting 100 signs by the end of summer. Did you reach this goal?
Andrew Lamb: I did not reach the goal of 100 signs, but I have extended the deadline till first snow fall.MC: I've come across a repeat of Robo Cop. Are there any other duplicates?
AL: There were three Robo Cops, two Axel Foleys (one went missing) and two of the cast from The Wire. I ended up putting Voltron over one of them.
MC: Which are your top three neighbourhood protectors? I’ll go first: She-Ra, Batman and Robin, and Bill Cosby.
AL: My top three are Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
MC: Awesome!(Image: @fullblownrose on Instagram)